A member of '84 at Yale is said to possess a terrier famous for rat-hunting, as well as a pet badger. The following highly dramatic account of their actions appears in a prominent place in a New York daily. The story is very edifying. The fable of the badger reads: "The badger escaped from its owner one morning, and took refuge in the catch-basin to a sewer, corner of State and Chapel streets, and the police and general public were much interested in effecting the capture of the animal. Crowds of men and boys gathered at the sewer entrance for several days in the vain hope of recovering the property. In the meantime the badger frequently showed himself at the mouth of the catch-basin, always retreating when capture appeared probable. On Sunday night, two weeks ago, the badger came out of his hiding-place, and was taken alive in a trap, and returned to its owner, who took his pet to his boarding-house. The animal again escaped, however, and scrambled up a chimney, where he amused himself by clawing out the bricks and revolutionizing the internal economy of the building. He finally disappeared, but was recaptured, and is now in a cage."
The story of the terrier follows: "The same gentleman, nothing discouraged by his adventure in the sporting field, immediately entered into another enterprise. Yesterday there came to New Haven, by the Adams Express Company, a crate containing thirty lively rats. It was soon made known that the little terrier, Fannie, who had not succeeded in badger hunting, was to be exercised in rat-killing. As soon as the rats arrived the owner's classmates were overjoyed. They abandoned their lessons, and hastily repaired to a convenient yard, where the crate with its squealing live stock was conveniently placed for the exhibition which came off this afternoon. Fannie was put inside the crate and time was taken. A committee of students had first counted the rats, and found them to number just twenty-seven. The students danced about in wild glee at the sport, and in about six minutes Fannie had killed every rat. It is reported that they were procured in New York at the rate of seventy-five dollars a hundred, the market price."